Did she know we were writing a book?

September 3, 2016
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(This article was first published on R – Win-Vector Blog, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Writing a book is a sacrifice. It takes a lot of time, represents a lot of missed opportunities, and does not (directly) pay very well. If you do a good job it may pay back in good-will, but producing a serious book is a great challenge.

Nina Zumel and I definitely troubled over possibilities for some time before deciding to write Practical Data Science with R, Nina Zumel, John Mount, Manning 2014.

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In the end we worked very hard to organize and share a lot of good material in what we feel is a very readable manner. But I think the first-author may have been signaling and preparing a bit earlier than I was aware. Please read on to see some of her prefiguring work.

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